In November we helped a really cool girl (seriously, we were not this cool at her age) celebrate her 10th birthday! She loves the Beatles, colour, and her family & friends so we had a great jumping off point when it came to planning and designing this epic birthday celebration.
Our birthday girl, Fallon, was obsessed with everything Beatles, specifically Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, so we incorporated the Beatles into every aspect of the design. We wanted to create a day that was colourful, fun, interactive, and something Fallon would never forget! We loved working alongside Fallon and her mum, Shauna, on this gorgeous day!
Our first step was to create a giant rainbow balloon installation. Talk about a show stopper! It was definitely one of the main focal points in the room and was the perfect way to dress up the activity table for the girls. The garland was full of streamers, tinsels, and painted ruscus from Tina at Platinum Floral Designs. Tina hung the spray painted greenery to create some fun texture. We also had Tina create an epic colourful centrepiece that tied everything together.
We had a big colourful lounge set-up, with pieces from BASH Specialty and Trend Decor, also incorporating all the colours of the rainbow and included some of the beautiful custom signage created by our friend Mel, of Decor By Nature.
Pulling from the 60’s in true Beatles fashion, we had lots of pillows and poufs and decorative rugs. Using rentals from Tabletop Curated Rentals and the Trend inventory we created a Yellow Submarine inspired dinner table. Blue water goblets, matched with the navy linen napkins which perfectly accented our custom yellow submarine paper plates from Dazzle. Each place setting was marked by a record with the party guest’s name on it which the girl’s got to take home after! We had Beatles drink coasters, Beatles notebooks, and cool neon sunglasses set out for the girls.
Once Fallon’s friends arrived, the fun activities started. We started the day off with a floral crown workshop taught by Platinum Floral Designs and each girl got to create and make her own floral crown. They took their jobs VERY seriously! It was really quiet during the instructions, so you could tell everyone was really concentrating!
Then it was time for some photo booth fun (with an Abbey Road Beatles backdrop, of course!) with Four Frames! I think the girls took enough photos to wallpaper a whole house. It was a huge hit!
The girls worked up quite the appetite with their photo shoots, so it was time for lunch! Toque Catering went completely above and beyond. There was pizza and mac & cheese – along with candy, and a snack necklace station. All the food was delicious and even the adults were happy!
There was one shining star of the day and that was Casey from the Toque team. He really went above and beyond and made the day truly special. He agreed to dress up in full costume, AND wig as Ringo. He was fully committed and the girls were obsessed. He even gave out autographs and got into the photobooth!
The birthday cake, created by Laura at Schur to. Please, was a funky textured cake inspired by the 60’s featuring all our fun colours, plus a few cake pops! There was so much sugar available that the parents must have hated us that night, but the girls were so happy!
After some presents and more photobooth fun, it was sadly time for the girls to leave. Each guest received a Beatles themed gift bag. They were given a Beatles notebook, cool sunglasses, a record with their name on it, and all the candy they could carry in their tote bag! They also got to take home their flower crowns they made, plus all the photo strips from the photo booth.
The look on Fallon’s face all day was priceless. She was so happy to be surrounded by her best friends and family. It was a birthday she will never forget, and definitely a stand-out as one of our favourite events too!
Photography: Tegan McMartin
Venue: Cinderbloc Studio
Florals + Floral Crown Crafternoon: Platinum Floral Designs
Cake + Cake Pops: Schur To Please Boutique Cakery
Catering: Toque Catering
Photo Booth: Four Frames Photo Booth
Signage: Decor By Nature
Rentals: Trend Decor / BASH Specialty / Tabletop Curated Rentals
Fallon’s Birthday Outfit + Props: Stella x The Beatles Kids Wear – All Together Now Collection